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Reichenbach Falls (video game 2012)

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Reichenbach Falls (PC)

Reichenbach Falls is a reflection video game developed and published by Everett Kaser in 2012. PC/Mac.

Editor's description

Sherlock Holmes has wrestled with his arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls, and all clues point to Sherlock having been thrown to his death! Can you place all of the images, given the clues? Is this the end? Is this The Final Problem?

Reichenbach Falls is a game of logic and deduction. It provides 15,000 puzzles in each of six sizes and two types (the above is a small size 4 puzzle in its solved state). The goal of each puzzle is to locate all of the images. One image is located in each cell. Notice the "chess board" backgrounds. This is because most of the clues are based upon the movement of chess pieces. Clues indicate that images are one cell away from each other either horizontally, vertically or diagonally, or they're in the same row, column or diagonal, or they're a "Knight's move" away from each other. A Knight (or 'Horse', as some poor misguided folks call the Knight...) moves either one square in one direction and then two squares at a right-angle, or it moves two squares in one direction and then one square at a right angle.

Any image can be located in any cell except for one limitation: Sherlock must be located a "Knight's move" away from (and below) Moriarty, and there will always be two "waterfall" images between them. Puzzle sizes are from 3x3 up to 8x8 images. You're provided with sufficient clues (presented graphically) to determine everything, using clear, cold, precise logic.


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